Kimblewick Control Plate 45
Cheek Pieces: As with the Pelham, the action of the Kimblewick is dependent upon the position of the rider's hands. The rein slides on the Dee shaped bit ring. If the hands are lowered prior to pressure being applied to the reins, the rein will slide about an inch and the bit will assume roughly a 45° angle in the mouth. The mouthpiece acts in a downward and backward motion on the lower jaw which is complemented by a downward pressure on the poll, giving the bit a lowering action. This bit is supplied with nylon back strap.
Mouth Pieces: The Bombers Control Plate is set at 45° to follow the contour of the horses tongue. Consequently, a horse who uses his tongue as a means of pushing against the bit and taking control will draw back and tuck his chin in, coming back to a better point of control.